Learned Helplessness About Immortality (fwd)
dashley at TENET.EDU
Sat Feb 24 15:12:13 EST 1996
(in response to msg below)
If it's simple and people want more life, why don't more people support
My contention is that most of us have learned helplessness about our
sentence to the gallows before age 100. (80-yr life expectncy). We think we
have no choice.
We feel so helpless about our life expectancies that no one dare mention
any other possibility.
The concept of getting an extra 100 years is pooh-poohed by society.
Yet the field of genetics and nonatechnogy is at our doorsteps.
Do you dare to even think about the possibilities? To discuss them
around people you crave respect from?
Explore your own feelings of helplessness in this matter.
What is the resistance all about?
On Sat, 17 Feb 1996, David Johnson wrote:
> dashley at TENET.EDU (Don Ashley) wrote:
> >Would anyone care to suggest why someone might want an extended life
> Simple. If anything is good, you want more of it.
> Icecream... sex... life... the same argument applies to all.
> David Johnson
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